Monthly Archives: September 2009

Nature Gone Wild; Bugs and Art

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I admired her for a number of reasons, not the least of which is her role as a reminder not to become overly sentimental about “nature.”

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More About David Walsh

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There is something else I want to tell you about David Walsh.  He isn’t just a wine wizard.  He is a design wizard. I love having this space to introduce you to interesting Pennsylvania gardeners. In the case of David Walsh, he is obviously both an accomplished gardener and an interesting person.  I’m hoping he […]

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Wine Wizard Neighbors

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In the borough of Buzzardville, in side by side stone cottages, there live two artists. They turn English yews into animals and tomatoes into wine.

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Bringing Houseplants Back Inside

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As our nights get cooler and longer, it is time to bring those that will fit back inside. There are a number of things that you can do to make this transition easier and your plants a lot happier.

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Perking up Pots for Fall

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Is it the end of rewarding gardening in PA? Nope. My gardens entertain me well into November. Fall, typically, is the season that I best love annuals. They just perform with flowers more and longer than my perennials. This year, I planted upwards of 50 containers with a mix of perennials, natives, vegetables and annuals.  […]

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The Manada Conservancy

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The Manada Conservancy protects lands for natural, agricultural, scenic and historic reasons in our area. Education provided by the conservancy extends beyond how to preserve your land into biodiversity and native plants.

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Taste a Native Fruit; Pawpaw

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Tastes buds in the mood for something completely different? How about some chilled pawpaw? The Gardener of the Owl Valley is holding a Pawpaw tasting next weekend between 1pm and 5pm both Saturday and Sunday.  The taste is held at The Gardener of Owl Valley, near Hellam, PA. The pawpaw is a native fruit and […]

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Grasping the Gravity; Emerald Ash Borer

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Since its arrival, the Emerald Ash Borer has killed tens of millions of ash trees in Michigan alone, and spread to 12 states and 2 Canadian provinces. It is present at the western edge of Pennsylvania. During a trip through Ohio along I-80, Arborist Jonathan Schach witnessed the enormity of the damage.

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Fall is for Learning

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Fall is for Planting, yes. But fall is for learning about gardening and nature in central PA. I have to gush over the quality of the programs offered. Here is a list of some of them. I will keep adding them so check back. Plus a few images of punk rock garden central.

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